183 Quotes By George Bernard Shaw


Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability.
George Bernard Shaw on men

Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
George Bernard Shaw on men

Lack of money is the root of all evil.
George Bernard Shaw on money

When a man says money can do anything, that settles it: he hasn't got any.
George Bernard Shaw on money

We are the only real aristocracy in the world: the aristocracy of money.
George Bernard Shaw on money

Hell is full of musical amateurs.
George Bernard Shaw on music

Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.
George Bernard Shaw on nature

Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children.
George Bernard Shaw on parenting

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
George Bernard Shaw on patriotism

You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
George Bernard Shaw on patriotism

Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
George Bernard Shaw on peace

It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.
George Bernard Shaw on peace

What Englishman will give his mind to politics as long as he can afford to keep a motor car?
George Bernard Shaw on politics

Power does not corrupt men fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.
George Bernard Shaw on power

Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.
George Bernard Shaw on power

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
George Bernard Shaw on power

The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.
George Bernard Shaw on power

She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.
George Bernard Shaw on power

No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.
George Bernard Shaw on religion

There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.
George Bernard Shaw on religion

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